Had the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters been able to knock down shots throughout Game 4 on Friday, they might have woken up Sunday morning with a 2-2 series over the San Mig Coffee Mixers.
Instead, they continuously opened the door for the Mixers to go victorious 3 times in a row into the series; a door that is difficult to get back into the series. They now need to win the next 2 games to even the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup finals series.
Mark Barroca, Ian Sangalang, and James Yap each contributed 17 points in Game 4. Mark Barroca was able to give 10 points for the Mixers in the fourth quarter, and eight assists. Rookie Ian Sangalang snagged eight rebounds. Joe Devance and PJ Simon each logged 12 points.
Paul Lee led all Rain or Shine E-Painters with 28 points and 4 rebounds. But despite the efforts from Lee, the E-Painters did not end the game victorious because other players did not do well in field. Lee was followed by JR Quiñahan with 11 points.
The question for the Rain or Shine is if they will bring the same team effort on the glass and on the defensive end as they did in Game 1 to extend the best-of-7 finals series.
Will the E-Painters get back to playing physical basketball and try to push the San Mig Coffee around, or did they wake up a sleeping giant?
Here’s everything you need to know about Game 5 in this 2014 Philippine Cup finals battle.
San Mig vs Rain or Shine – Feb. 23, 2014 Live Streaming Info
Upcoming Match (2013-2014 PBA Philippine Cup – Finals (Game 5):
Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
When: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Watch: Live on TV5 and AksyonTV
Live Stream: Provided by Aksyon TV, Philstar
San Mig vs Rain or Shine – Feb. 23, 2014 Replay Video
Replay video of San Mig vs Rain or Shine – Feb. 23, 2014 match is available below.